Course

Arabic language course

From the very first group lesson, an experienced teacher will help to you build on your vocabulary and understand how the language works. You’ll use traditional learning methods as well as online learning tools, such as Quizlet, blogs, Netfliz and music. The course not only focuses on speaking and listening skills. Additional work on grammar, as well as reading and writing skills, will support you in the language learning process. Your teacher is a native speaker, and the group lesson will be conducted in Arabic as much as possible. Instructions will only be given in Dutch or English if it’s absolutely necessary. 

After completing the fourth module, you will be able to communicate in Arabic in common situations. You will also focus on developing your four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) with a special focus on the cultural awareness of the Arab world in social, historical and political aspects.

Please note: due to the COVID-19 situation, we will provide this course in an online setting.

 

 

Arabic courses

For available times for the courses below, please see the course dates and the registration form. The registration form shows the currently available groups.

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Costs per course

  • UM students: € 295
  • UM staff and alumni: € 360
  • All other participants: € 460

Reference levels according to the CEFR:

  • Beginner: Arabic A1 
  • Elementary: Arabic A2
  • Elementary: Arabic B1minus
  • Intermediate: Arabic B1plus

Arabic A1 (AR-A1)

Arabic A1 is for people with no prior knowledge of Arabic. Once you have completed this module, you will be able to:

  • greet people as well as introduce yourself and others;
  • ask for and provide personal details;
  • learn to read and write in Arabic;
  • talk about your family;
  • place an order in a restaurant or a cafe;
  • talk about daily activities;
  • indicate colours, forms and sizes.

Coursematerial: During the course, you will work with a reader. You will receive the reader free of charge.

Date: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

Certificate A1: Upon completion of the course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

'I expected to feel a bit uncomfortable at first, especially with the online education and it being a language I have no previous experience with. My teacher made me feel very comfortable right away and encouraged everybody to get the most out of ourselves. This made the classes very enjoyable.'

Yorick Zuidema - Student at FASoS Global Studies

Arabic A2 (AR-A2)

Arabic A2 is for people with basic knowledge of Arabic and for people who have completed Arabic A1. An intake is necessary when you have not followed course 1. In this course, you will increase your vocabulary and broaden your understanding of Arabic grammar. Once you have completed this module, you will be able to:

  • conduct simple discussions in the past and present about daily activities such as work, study, pastime, shopping, travel and health;
  • talk about a city;
  • ask for and give directions;
  • inquire about travel, transportation, itinerary or prices;
  • indicate time, date, days and months of the year;
  • rent a room or an apartment;
  • Arabic expression.

Course materials:

  • Mastering Arabic 2 (2nd Edition) with 2 CDs ISBN: 9781352008500. Or as eBook ISBN: 9781352008517   https://www.studystore.nl/  The course material is not included in the course fee

Date: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

Certificate A2: Upon completion of the course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

Arabic B1minus (AR-B1minus)

Arabic B1minus is for people who have completed at least two Arabic courses and who are able to express themselves in most common, everyday situations. An intake is necessary when you have not followed Arabic A2. Once you have completed this module, you will be able to:

  • deal with most of the situations that may arise during conversations with native speakers;

  • produce text on topics of familiar or personal interest;

  • describe experiences and events, dreams, expectations and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans;

  • describe places and situations; talk about the weather;

  • talk about future events and projects and give advice;

  • express yourself in all kinds of areas, for example when it comes to taste, preferences, colours, shapes, sizes, clothing, art (objects), different media and the educational system;

  • Arabic expression.

Course material:

  • Mastering Arabic 2 (2nd Edition) with 2 CDs ISBN: 9781352008500. Or as eBook ISBN: 9781352008517   https://www.studystore.nl/ The course material is not included in the course fee

Date:  The registration form shows the actual available groups.

Certificate B1minus: Upon completion of the course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

Arabisch B1plus (AR- B1+)

LC-Arabic 1

Arabic B1plus is for people who have completed at least three Arabic courses and who are able to express themselves in most common, everyday situations. An intake is necessary when you have not followed Arabic B1minus. Once you have completed this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand and discuss the important points in familiar topics;
  • Understand the main ideas of texts such as Aljazeera and BBC arabic, whether they deal with tangible or abstract topics, including discussions on the subject;
  • Communicate with a degree of spontaneity and fluency that makes the interaction with native speakers mutually beneficial;
  • Produce detailed texts on a wide range of topics, explaining your point of view and discussing the pros and cons of the topic under discussion.

Date: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

Course material: During the course, you will work with a reader. You will receive the reader free of charge.

Certificate B1plus: Upon completion of the course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

Registration and intake

You can register for Module 1 of this course by using our registration form. After registering, you will receive a confirmation.

No intake is needed. Just register for the beginner’s course if you have no knowledge of the language yet or would like to start from the beginning.  You can register for a second course if you have prior knowledge and believe the higher level better suits your need. During the first lesson the teacher reserves the right to advise a lower or higher level if better suited given your current knowledge level.

Costs per course

  • UM students: € 295
  • UM staff and alumni: € 360
  • All other participants: € 460

Certificate and ECTS credits

After successfully completing a course, you will receive a certificate. To be eligible for a certificate, you must attend at least 12 of the 14 lessons, be present at the final exam and have satisfactory results. One course is worth 3 ECTS credits. Whether these credits are acknowledged depends on your faculty. Please consult with your faculty / home university if these credits will be accepted as part of your programme.